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Government announce A595 upgrade

A £12.7m upgrade has been announced for the A595 by the Transport Secretary Grant Shapps today (Oct 27).

The upgrade is intended to level up transport across the region by making commutes quicker, safer and better connected.

The upgrades to the road include A595 road upgraded at Grizebeck – with a new 1km stretch built to replace the existing section at Dove Farm. The upgrades will also include the installation of a new crossing for farm vehicles and cyclists, as well as more space for those walking and cycling along the route.

The upgrade will also see the capacity of the road rise significantly, as well as offer better connectivity to other major roads in the area.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said:

When I visited Cumbria last November, I heard about frustrations with local infrastructure, including the bottleneck at Grizebeck. I promised then that we would take action and I’m pleased today to deliver on that.

It joins other investment in Cumbria – including £7.5 million to help support development plans to upgrade the coastal railway between Carlisle and Sellafield, and £1 billion to dual the A66. We’re committed to delivering for Cumbria and unleashing every part of the Northern Powerhouse.

The work is expected to start in July 2022, subject to final approvals.

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